Hi, we are joining the Singapore Cyclefest next month but we are one bicycle short of our whole family joining. I can't buy one as there are space (as well as cost!) considerations, so I wanted to find out if there are any bicycle shops that will rent a good bike for the weekend.
i went there 2-3weeks ago to view their bicycles and probably make reservations for OCBC Cycle 2013 but the experiance turn out to be v bad. the bikes are priced across a wide range and its obvious that the average or lower priced bikes are totallly unsafe for use. they were rusty and look totally worned. the decent looking range of bikes are those priced at $15/hr and above. IMO, those lower priced bikes shldnt be made available for rental at all. it compromise safety of cyclist.
anyway, just my 2ct. i ended up renting from S-Lite Event bicycle. i went to their store to view the bikes and they are decent looking and definately "newer". ordered bikes with them for OCBC Cycle 2013 and lets hope it turns out to be a good race. pictures of their bikes are online. do a search on S-Lite.
Be careful when u r renting bikes from ecp bike shops. some bikes there are very low quality and not maintained properly. Make sure to check the bike's condition before renting. i once saw a rented bike with a rusty and bent chain ring!!!
Theres a rental bike shop that opened not very long ago near the fairprice finest/popular/underpass there. There bikes seems to be in a better condition.